9th February 2019 Brighton

Once we got off the train from France we decided to kill two birds with one stone by having a catch up with our old managers from the then Caravan Club (now the Caravan and Motorhome Club) and a quick look around Brighton before a planned trip next year.

Shaun & Billie were great managers to work with during our time with them at the Brecon Beacons club site. We became good friends and have been in touch ever since we left. Not only did we get on well with them but also we got on with their dogs (eventually) Peggy and Betty. Peggy we won over fairly quickly but Betty took a lot more time but we got there in the end…….I think!

We stopped off at Thriftwood Country Park near Stanstead, Sevenoaks where they have a lovely lodge. An added bonus was that Bruce was staying with them. We met Bruce while he was with them while they were working at the Great Yarmouth site. You can probably guess that Angela and I are big dog lovers.

It was great to see them in their lovely home, they made us feel very welcome and we had a great catch up as well as some lovely vegetarian food.

It was good to see the inside of their lodge as it is something that we may consider in the future!

We said our goodbyes after a couple of days and headed off to the Brighton club site for another short stay before heading back to Oxford to get ready for work.

For some reason we only have pictures of the dogs!

About Dean

Angela and I decided that there was more to life than working hard to keep up the payments on the mortgage, to pay the gas, electric, phone bills etc. etc. SO............ In 2008 we sold our house, I initially took a year off (Unpaid) and Angela handed in her notice! We bought a motorhome and set off for a year of travelling! This was the best thing we had done in our lives (Apart from getting married) and we have no regrets. During the year I managed to secure a redundancy package which felt very strange. Almost sad as I had worked for the same company for 19 years (BT). It was always our plan to have a whole year off before thinking about the 'W' word. We began applying to the Camping and Caravanning Club (CCC) for the position of Holiday site assistants in August 2009. After the interview, work experience and induction we were finally given a contract at the CCC site in Inverewe (Scotland). Our plan is to work through the summer in the UK then head to Europe to overwinter before coming back to work the following summer season. Hopefully these few words and our blog will inspire others to get off the hamsters wheel and see that there is more to live than having a house and material things. A cliche I know but this is not a rehearsal, life is too short!!! Since our first contract in Scotland we have worked a winter contract in Oxford (never again!) not Oxford but a winter contract. Hereford for two years, living in a yurt for one! And Cornwall. In between our working we have also travelled a bit. Hopefully this website will give you an insight into our alternative lifestyle. Get out there and live the dream!
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